During my recent job search I have been put forward for jobs by recruiters that are a step up from my previous role.
In almost each case(2 of 3) I was rejected due to needing more experience at a higher level.
The other one I was rejected for asking too many questions about out of hours working. They used a trust system when I asked if they recorded hours worked and reclaimed. It can easily be abused by either party if it’s not recorded. Burnout is an obvious risk in that role.
Only one recruiter was honest and said they need an ethnic minority person, “I’m not saying positive discrimination but I think you would be good for the role and it’s mostly about applying yourself in the role with common sense.”
I’m wondering if I am being put forward for other roles, only to be rejected before interview because the employer just needed to say that they have given the opportunity of potentially getting the job to an ethnic minority. ?
There is one job I applied directly that I want and I did get a first round interview. I’m waiting to hear about the second round but for some reason there’s a delay and I’m worried. ??
As to recruiters I’d rather have true opportunity than not, just in case. But the rejection is getting to me.
What are your thoughts on equality and diversity in this context and how recruiters match up skills to job descriptions?
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